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Futsal Academy

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GFRSC is pleased to announce a new Futsal Academy for the 2020/21 season.  The Great Falls Reston Futsal Academy is led by Gus Donolo, a former professional futsal player and a leader in the training and development of youth futsal players and teams in the greater DC metro area.


Coach Gus Donolo will direct all aspects of the Futsal Academy including, but not limited to:

1. Promoting technical development through participation in the GFR Futsal Academy; and
2. Identifying the needs and goals of each player and using strategies to develop players as both athletes and individuals.

Player and team selections for tournaments will be based on performance and evaluation of candidates in each age group on a weekly basis by both Coach Gus Donolo and members of GFR's technical staff.

2020/21 Futsal Academy Age Groups and Training Times

Ages: Players born U9 (2012) through U16 (2005) (boys and girls)

Sessions will be held from December 2020 through March 2021.  Practices will be held twice a week on Fridays and Saturdays starting in December and continuing through the end of March.  Each training session will be 90 minutes. 

Training locations:
Day: Friday -- Cassel's Sports Complex - 14000 Park Center Road, Herndon, VA 20171
Day: Saturday -- Hoops Plus - 45496 Ruritan Circle, Sterling, VA 

Age Groups and training times:
Fridays at Cassels Sports Complex
U9 to U12 – 5:00 to 6:30 PM
U13 to U16 – 6:30 to 8:00 PM

Saturdays at Hoops Plus
U9 to U12 – 9:00 to 10:30 AM
U13 to U16 – 10:30 to 12:00 noon

Training dates:
December 4/5/11/12/18/19 (Friday and Saturday)
January 8/9/15/16/22/23/29/30 (Friday and Saturday)
February 5/6/12/13/19/20/26/27 (Friday and Saturday)
March 5/6/12/13/19/20/26/27 (Friday and Saturday)

2020/21 Futsal Academy Fees and Logistics:
Futsal Academy registration fee = $650 per player.  Players will have the option to pay in full or in 2 installments.  (One installment is due upon registration, and the second is due on 12/1.)

Included in the registration cost: 

• Futsal balls for practice only, pinnies, cones
• Court rentals 
• Coaching fees for Academy training 

Costs listed below are NOT included in the registration cost and will be assessed at a later time: 

• Uniform: Approximately $115-$140 per player which includes 2 game jerseys, 1 pair of socks, 1 pair of shorts
• Travel expenses for all coaches attending the tournament (hotel, gas, food, tolls, car rental, etc) will be shared
between all teams attending the tournament.
• USYF player registration costs (approximately $14 per player) Note: This is an individual player fee.
• Tournament Fees: Registration for each tournament will be split among players attending that tournament.  
Some examples of tournament fees are below (and are subject to change): 

**NOTE: Due to Covid-19, we will not be able to participate in all the events originally planned.  We will participate in the following: (Players will be chosen by the Futsal Director.)

 Tournament Fee/TeamDatesLocation
US Youth Futsal Mid-Atlantic Regionals$450Jan 15-17Richmond, VA


Questions?  Please call:
Coach Gus
Great Falls Reston Futsal Academy Director
(301) 996-4625
Or e-mail: [email protected]


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Great Falls, Virginia 22066 Phone: 703-859-6267
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